Originally Posted by wingnut60
They make blue VWs?
And I could only wish that the name implied military, can't take that kind of credit.
Question for you: does an '89 qualify as a vintage, or do you have another one?
Its been a long time since being around a Detroit Diesel--the ones I was near was on oilfield pumping equipment and they really screamed when wound up.
Yeah, the "wingnuts", "leathernecks", "coasties", "old salts", etc. ...each and every one of them deserves more respect than is given...
I wanted to join the military at the height of the Viet Nam Conflict. But I was legally blind without my "bottom-of-a-Coca-Cola-bottle" eyeglasses.
One of the medics at at NAS-JAX recruiting station tried to measure my spectacles in a machine ...they would not fit when he tried to jam them in and he asked the doctor how to adjust the machine for "these", holding them up.
The doc yelled back and said, "Don't bother measuring them... just find that blind SOB and put them back on his face before he runs into one of our prime recruits and damages him!" ...followed by, "4-F his axx and get him outta here!"
...Well sir, my feelings were hurt that I could not be in the service. I know it would have done me a lot of good and I have always respected the military.
Regarding what qualifies as vintage... I found several references that say anything over about 15 years in a MH is "vintage" ...and most states will issue a vintage tag at 20 years for just about any vehicle.
No other vintage RV for me, my '89 CC is why I joined the vintage group... they accepted me, so I guess that passes muster. I do own a vintage motorcycle... A 1975 (the first year, BTW) GoldWing GL 1000. Sweeeet.
There is a large and active thread about CGs that will not admit any rig older than 10 years, if that is germane to the question. I can see both sides of the issue and I don't want to inject myself where anyone has any reason for concern about a fire with an older coach.
If it is just "snobbery" as some have suggested, it allows me to "vote with my dollars" and use another CG.
As to Detroit Diesels screaming when wound up... Maybe some DD engines do, and there are lots of DD engine configurations ...but I tell you the 8.2L Turbo in my "Grande Dame" is a sweet sounding powerplant across the full RPM range.
Fortunately, my 8.2 has the upgraded head bolts necessitated by earlier design failures on that engine. At her "sweet spot" on the tach, she's so quiet that "OCARSWMBO" and I can whisper sweet-nothings in the cockpit going down the road at 70 MPH.
Sorry for being long-winded. I am recuperating from surgery and I don't really have a life for the time being.